Animusic 2 – Cathedral Pictures (complete!)

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This is a computer generated video showing robots and self-operating instruments playing classical music inside a large building. There are pipe organs, clarinets, and flutes that emit light-beams as they play notes; some trumpets and tubas affixed to walls, and they stick out when they play individually; a one-stringed rock bass guitar played by robot fingers, two of which slide up and down its neck; a yellow synthesizer; and a drum set, and two large, curved instruments, the hammered dulcimer and the xylophone, played by robots that pivot and slide back and forth to hit their mark.

The music on this piece is from 3 movements of Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition” ten-piano suite.
They are:
“Promenade” [from start to 1:38]
“Hut on Fowl’s Legs (Baba Yaga)” [from 1:38 to 3:45]
“The Great Gate of Kiev” [from 3:45 to end]

Do you notice the picture on the bass drums? It is a drawing of the Great Gate of Kiev complete with a bell tower to its right.

Some people have experienced Emerson, Lake & Palmer playing music that is very similar to this one.

Duration : 0:6:7

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25 thoughts on “Animusic 2 – Cathedral Pictures (complete!)

  1. omg dats pictures …
    omg dats pictures at an exebhition not cathdrel pictures look it up im right i played this song before in band

  2. that’s so funny …
    that’s so funny when all wind instrumentals playing. and i love the organ most.

  3. 100% agreed the …
    100% agreed the middle part sounds like something you’d hear in a rare game such as Banjo Kazooie or DK64.
    That was my exact opinion about the middle part when I first heard it.

  4. I’d like to see …
    I’d like to see Animusic do something with Gillingham’s “With Heart and Voice.” If you don’t know it, look it up – awesome song. Makes a good field show too.

  5. It’s better than OK …
    It’s better than OK, it’s majestic. I lived in Russia for 10 years (back when the USSR was in vogue, yeah…way back then), and I learned to love the Russian classics. This is a wonderful version of Mussorgsky’s finest.

    So there.

  6. You mean like 1:38 …
    You mean like 1:38 to 3:45? I thought that was the best part too. I also like the idea of a cool drum beat to classical music, this just doesn’t quite seem to pull it off…

  7. I thought the …
    I thought the mid-section of this one was really cool, but the slow chorals and such bored me. =/

  8. I think most of us …
    I think most of us rather don’t like it because we aren’t too familiar with Mussorgsky’s compositions. They sound weird to us. This one is ok.

  9. when i get smart …
    when i get smart enough to invent, i will make this. well not realy, i will build robots, and than put some musical thought into them, leave them on and come back in a week.

  10. Thanks for being …
    Thanks for being honest, at least your not a total dick and like.. this one SUCKS!!!! But yeah, this wasnt on my top list either, still okay though

  11. Title:Pictures At …
    Title:Pictures At An Exibition
    2.Hut Of Baba Yaga
    3.The Curse Of Baba Yaga
    4.The Hut Of Baba Yaga
    5.The Great Gates Of Kiev

  12. I love the last …
    I love the last part, The Great Gate of Kiev. Especially those blue explosions along the sides. 🙂 Wonderful music and wonderful animation! I can’t wait to see what Animusic 3 brings…

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